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    Re: How many hives are "enough"?

    Well, when you get to the point that it stops being fun and starts being work. Congratulations on a successful winter but based on experience I am guessing that will not happen ever year and you...
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    Re: Just set up first hive

    I would check on her after 3-5 days. If she isn't released and the bees are not biting at the cage I would very carefully remove the cork or sugar plug and release her. If they are nearly through...
  3. Re: Beekeeping restrictions in Henrico Co., VA???

    I agree, check with extension office, they will know. I had to do the same thing here to get a correct answer.
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    Re: Necessity to cover viewing windows???

    Thanks MB, now the million dollar question, if you were only going to have one in your living room as you suggest, which would be your choice?
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    Re: Indiana registration

    You can send it in but you most likely will get no reponse or number. They are down to a skeleton crew and little is done with the regirstration. It is on the books but basically a formality at...
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    Re: Genetics and feed.

    1. That you KNOW that beeks with starving hives are lazy, not checking, etc. 2. that you understand all there is to know about bee genetics/epigenetics and and how it functions in every environment,...
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    Re: Where to get a queen quick?

    Assuming you have looked in the BS For Sale and put a listing in the Wanted section? Try Craigslist for your area. Contact any TX beeclubs.
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    Re: Foundation & Drawn Comb

    Ideal situation is to put your foundation/foundationless between 2 capped frames to prevent what MB described.
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    Re: How to clean up a deadout?

    Rather than a queen excluder they make a double screen board (Snellgrove board) that is wonderful for putting a weak hive on top of a strong one. Also has many other uses for making splits, etc. ...
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    Re: securing a publicly accessible hive

    Large sign: KILLER BEE STUDY IN PROGRESS, ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK!
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    Re: Small Cell Claims Debunked

    [QUOTE=Michael Bush;1079559]>Yes, it is a bit of a dilemma to have a peer reviewed scientific study that shows that peer reviewed scientific studies are usually wrong... The study shows the causes...
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    Re: Small Cell Claims Debunked

    This is why scientists repeat studies over and over and over. If one research paper at one location in one year had come to this conclusion then certainly it has lower credibility than one that has...
  13. Re: Will the half left without a queen make it this early?

    Are you a member of a local bee club? Is there a mentor you could ask to come over and take a look with you? I think someone walking you through this in person would be worth a thousand words.
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    Re: reversing boxes

    As my wife reminds me everytime I go out to mess with the bees...."leave them alone, they know what they are doing"...though I would never admit it to her, she usually turns out to be right. I have...
  15. Re: A break for the bees-Geniticly altered flowers for nectar

    If we took the precautionary attitude that something can and will always go wrong, scientific advancement would come to a halt. Was a space shuttle going to explode someday? Sure, does that mean...
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    Re: reversing boxes

    I agree with Michael Bush, from his website and book:

    Stop switching hive bodies.
    In my opinion switching hive bodies is counterproductive. It's a lot of work for the beekeeper and it's a lot of...
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    Re: help with ross rounds.......

    I find in my area it is as much luck as skill:) I usually put them on with a good honey flow, sometimes they fill them others they ignore them. It is not a big market for me so I don't go to great...
  18. Re: A break for the bees-Geniticly altered flowers for nectar

    The first market that comes to mind might be the poduction of "hybrid" clover or make it more easy to make targeted synthetics. I know work is being done in soy to improve attractiveness to bees...
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    Re: Ohio winter losses high?

    FWIW similar numbers being reported across the line in IN. I was up at Dadant in MI last week and he was hearing similar numbers from his customers. One guy with 400+ hives lost 85%. Most of the...
  20. Re: A break for the bees-Geniticly altered flowers for nectar

    If it increases honey yield consistency and output enough, I will gladly compensate them for their research.
  21. Thread: spring unite?

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    Re: spring unite?

    Seems a little early (cool) in NY to be trying this kind of hive manipulation. I am surprised it is even warm enough to be going that deep into the brood nest to check for brood or a queen. I don't...
  22. Re: How dependable is the USPS or UPS with delivering bee packages?

    Ordered queens last year from Vermont. Were sent USPS Express Next day. They sat in the PO in Vermont for 36 hours before leaving, then went to California and 3 days later arrived in Fort Wayne. ...
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    Re: Pesticides disable honeybee orientation

    Sorry, but ok, we get it, insecticides harm bees......that is what they were designed to do, harm insects. Any crop protection scientist who comes up with an insecticide that doesn't harm insects...
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    Re: warming crystalized honey

    At a farmers market one of my customers passed on an interesting idea, just put the jars in the dishwasher for part of a cycle. Check every 5 minutes or so until reliquified. Cleans any residue on...
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    Re: What to ask "monsanto foundation rep"

    http://www.hoosieragtoday.com/what-monsanto-has-done-to-farmers/
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